September 20, 2020 at 10:24 pm #770910
Day 10: One of these heads is from imagination, can you guess which one? Lol. Kinda like em! Was running low on motivation today. Did some cybermen for fun. The one on the bottom is definitely the best.September 22, 2020 at 12:05 am #772403September 22, 2020 at 11:55 pm #773791
Day 12: lots I could say, but it’s late. I started too late in the day yet again, starting is always the hardest! Please I wouldn’t try to decipher my ugly notes lol, was just trying to think out loud, didn’t really think it through. And that’s basically the issue at hand in my drawings :). The trying to think part is good, I can clearly see some very wrong things happening, anatomy problems, not strong enough form, etc. I really didn’t want to post these figures because they just aren’t presentable, and clearly show my carelessness. For example all the sloppy searching by laying down pointless lines, bad habit. I keep trying to correct my wrong lines with more close lines which just makes everything an unclear mess! Any help on this and other things I’ve missed would be much appreciated.
On my form, I’ve continually been feeling that my figures are flat. I have always drawn from pictures, and I’m finally realizing that this is a fault that comes with pictures. I can imagine and understand why drawing from life is so much better. It’s harder to draw from pictures because you have to really think harder and visualize the existing solidity within the picture, or else everything’s flat!
for the faces, I feel like I’m getting a better handle on things, but I still occasionally find myself focusing in on one area too much thus making things badly disproportionate. Another bad practice I’ve been noticing is I somehow skew the head at times? The one on the right has it, and it’s just wrong. looking in the mirror helps catch it for me. The jaw and chin aren’t following the right perspective I think. Jeez.September 23, 2020 at 10:40 pm #775089September 24, 2020 at 11:52 pm #776695
Day 14: started pretty good, did some skulls from Michael hamptons book and started Glenn Vilppus head course which was great. but I got interrupted, and discouragingly I didn’t come back until way too late, where I made these heads, didn’t give them the needed thought or energy.September 25, 2020 at 11:57 pm #778010
Day 15: for a change of pace I Started Karl Gnass’s course today, and wow this is fantastic 🙌. Was drawing along but didn’t make it all the way through the 1st lesson. But there are clearly some issues happening with these heads, don’t know what I was thinking… i really need more progress with difficult angles, expressions. Need to be More focused on the volumes, getting too caught up in the small stuff, totally throws the tracking of the face.September 26, 2020 at 11:12 pm #779259
Day 16: didn’t have tons of time today and I wanted to work on my figures so I just focused on that today. This still counts right?? It’s structure/proportion and I drew a few of the faces… I included some of the gestures as I was following Karl Gnass, some are pretty incomplete but I might as well include them. I don’t think I’m thinking nearly enough about gravity, some are pretty unbalanced. I really need to learn more anatomical structures, that can be quite apparent. That would probably be a great 100 day challenge for me! I definitely need more structure, more Solid knowledge to carry these further…September 28, 2020 at 12:27 am #780591September 28, 2020 at 6:28 am #780926ChristopherParticipantNo badges. No points.
As for me, I really like looking at your gestures. I think they look really dynamic and expressive.
Critique wise I don’t really know what you could work on but to suggest something, maybe you could try to switch things up a little. Maybe try to only draw structural heads without features and/or features on their own.
Focusing only on a part of a subject can lead to different problems and different thinking which often can clarify things. 👋September 28, 2020 at 10:09 am #781219
Hey Christopher, thanks for your thoughts and suggestions! It’s very helpful and I appreciate it! 🙏 I really love learning about gesture, it is at first deceptively simple but really It is one of the most important studies I believe if not the most important in the beginning and the end! I have barely scratched the surface, eager to keep learning, but of course I think I need to really focus in more on capturing the structure and 3d volumes.
I’ll certainly see if I can try out some of your suggestions, sometimes I think I get in a mode trying to draw all the features and head at once and kind of make a sloppy job of it, more focused attention is needed. I certainly want to and need to switch it up with something different, maybe even animals even though they probably won’t be too good haha. I need to do what I’m not used to, out of the comfort zone, I don’t want to get trapped only drawing two things the same ways! Much thanks I guess we’ll see what happens.September 28, 2020 at 10:44 pm #781953
Day 17: had a tough time getting motivated, im quite dissatisfied with this page, not much purpose to it. I need to change things up, I feel I’m in the beginnings of a rut. I watched Glenn’s lesson on the nose so I was trying to focus on that a bit more with these. But I drew too small…September 29, 2020 at 11:16 pm #783619
Day 18: pretty rough start on this first page. Again, started late and didn’t do anything too different! Time management! Things always go better later if I just start with something earlier in the day. The 2nd page are some JC Leyendecker’s, so at least that was a bit new. I need to get better at actually studying artists though. I will have to do something a bit different tomorrow hopefully.September 30, 2020 at 10:09 pm #784557
Day 19: not many faces, ran low on time today and I wanted to do something a bit different. These figures in pen are real sloppy, oh well, I suppose the others are too! The rest are from will weston’s drawings on Pinterest. I don’t know anything about his classes, but I love the chalkboard drawings, such lively gesture and structure working so harmoniously together in a very simple way. My renditions certainly don’t do them justice, but i think Im learning along the way.October 1, 2020 at 8:33 pm #786428
Day 20: eh, not the best. I tried some studies from Michael hamptons book, and don’t like these figures very much, I think I broke that leg haha. And that one is just off in a lot of places.October 2, 2020 at 9:51 pm #787962
Day 21: did lots of sketching, trying to push myself in drawing from imagination, need to do that more. Trying to do different things. much of which I do not care to share.. this first page is definitely not great, rough, unfinished. They aren’t from imagination, some from jc leyendecker. I think i really need to try more and bring my sketches to a more worked state. I think I just give up to soon, no good. These skull attempts are from the new refs! Tried to draw them bigger than what’s comfortable. Anyway.
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